Technical and design-lead research will address research associated with textiles and composites, and the breadth of applications of flax fibre.

Textiles and engineering students and staff across the three SERC sites are engaged in a collaborative project across the two disciplines from which the outcomes will feed into the overall project.

We have connections to Ulster University via textile design at the Belfast School of Art and composites research at Engineering Research Institute Jordanstown. Queen’s University Belfast is also involved with composites research within the Northern Ireland Technology Centre.

Internationally, our key partner is Posnan Institute of Natural Fibres in Poland, which hosted the last world conference of the Textile Institute.